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Forecasting R

By Bahman Rostrami-Tabar Democratising forecasting project The initiative sponsored by the International Institute of Forecasters provides cutting-edge training in the use of […]

The first ever train the trainer class 2019

The Strategy Unit, AphA (Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts) and NHS-R joined forces to deliver the first ever train the […]

NHS-R Community Conference II

My journey to work takes me about an hour and a half, and I catch a couple of buses with […]

Welcome to Leeds

R Users Leeds Why create a group ? Trying to learn R is tricky, there are so many ways to […]

A new kid on the NHS-R block

My journey into data science took a baby step a few years ago when I learned SQL during my global […]

NHS Number Validation

NHS Numbers – the backbone of the NHS NHS Numbers are the best. They are numbers that follow you through […]

The NHS-R Conference 2019

We really enjoyed our second ever NHS-R conference in Birmingham, which was attended by about 300 delegates. We tried to […]

NHS-R Community datasets package released

This post briefly introduces an R package created for the NHS-R Community to help us learn and teach R. Firstly, […]

How R changed me as an analyst

I suspect there are many blogs about R and why it’s so great: It’s free! It’s open source! There’s a […]

Dygraphs

Dygraphs for mortality surveillance I recently presented some of the mortality surveillance charts we use to @RLadiesLondon (a very welcoming group!) and […]

Exact Matching in R

Exact matching in R: a case study of the health and care costs associated with living alone, using linked data […]

Count of working days function

It’s at this time of year I need to renew my season ticket and I usually get one for the […]

SQL Server Database connections in R

Getting data into R One of the things I found most difficult when learning R was getting data from our SQL Servers […]

Introduction to Funnel Plots

Funnel plots Funnel plots are a common tool for comparing organisations or units using proportions or standardised rates. A common […]

rforhealthcare.org – A free online resource for all your R related healthcare needs

Down in the South West of England we at the PenCHORD team of the NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula have […]

Moving on with the plan…And using R to do it! My personal experience…

When Mohammed asked if I would be interested in doing a blog on how “we”, Information and Analytics in NHS […]

Format ONS spreadsheet

Background A Public Health consultant colleague Ian Bowns (@IantheBee) created a report to monitor mortality within the Trust and he […]

Using R to track NHS winter pressures

Every Thursday during winter, roughly from December to March, NHS Digital releases a week’s worth of hospital performance data, known as […]

Animating a Graph Over Time in Shiny

                        I was interested in creating an animated graph […]

A run chart is not a run chart is not a run chart

Understanding variation using runs analysis Run charts are simple and powerful tools that help discriminate between random and non-random variation […]

A simple function to create nice correlation plots

The problem I was working with a dataset where I wanted to assess the correlation of different variables in R. […]

From script-based development to function-based development and onwards to Package Based development: part 2

At the NHS R Conference, I suggested to people that they should embrace the idea of package-based development rather than […]

Roadmap to collaborative working using R in the NHS: Part I- Workflows

We finally have a tool that is data independent. R allows the scripting of a data science methodology that we […]

But this worked the last time I ran it!

A common scenario: you are new to a programming language, chuffed that you’ve done a few bits and progressing well. […]